253 Storytelling from the Heart – Robin Gelfenbien
12 Nov 2019

Vulnerability, Leadership, Storytelling, Heart, Audience

253 Storytelling from the Heart – Robin Gelfenbien

Summary

As a leader and a storyteller, the temptation is to project yourself as strong and invulnerable. Today’s guest reveals the power of speaking and leading from the heart. You’ll learn how to inject fun and creativity into your speaking and better connect with others as a human being.

Robin Gelfenbien is a NYC-based storyteller, writer and comedian whose told stories alongside luminaries like Hannah Gadsby and Trevor Noah. She’s also a two-time Moth StorySLAM winner who has performed on PBS, RISK! and Mortified.

Robin is the Creator and Host of the storytelling series and podcast, “Yum’s the Word,” that features her homemade ice cream cakes. The show has been named a New York Times Critic’s Pick and guests have included Tim Gunn, Joy Behar and more.

We’ll explore: 

  • What Robin calls herself the “Ambassador of Fun.”
  • Robin’s experience driving the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile, and what she learned from it.
  • How speaking from the heart makes you a good storyteller.
  • Robin’s storytelling and leadership role models.
  • The difference between a story and an anecdote.
  • Mistakes people make in sharing their story.
  • The best narrative talks Robin ever heard, and what she learned from them.

Interview Links

RobinGelfenbien.com

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Resources

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252 The Generous Storyteller – Antesa Jensen
05 Nov 2019

Leadership, Mindset, Storytelling, Generosity, Vulnerability

Summary

Storytelling and leadership are all about sharing—not only our stories, but who we are at our core. Today’s guest shares why this simple concept of generosity is so critical to great leadership and storytelling, and how to share more of yourself and your experiences with your audience.

Antesa Jensen is an emotional intelligence and human-centric innovation expert, specializing in evoking and conjuring the genius in others, potentiating personal and cultural entropy in organizations, and teaching leaders how to create brilliant teams through keynote speeches, bespoke transformational experiences, and 1:1 coaching.

We’ll explore: 

  • How storytelling can help us embrace our collective humanity and generate massive amounts of empathy.
  • Why great storytellers are generous.
  • The language of the body and vibration, and how it is related to storytelling.
  • How Antesa visualized her appearance on a TED stage.
  • What makes a great storyteller and leader.
  • How to reframe failure as learning and change your own story.
  • The difference between being vulnerable and being raw.
  • Why your thoughts are not the same things as your feelings.

Interview Links

AntesaJensen.com

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Resources

The Big Talk Academy

FREE Ebook: 7 Step Formula for Fearless Speaking

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TriciaBrouk.com

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